We are on site this month with a brand-new client: Robertson Group – one of the UK’s largest independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies.

In a JV partnership with Lancaster City Council, Robertson is converting the grade-II listed St Leonard’s House in a programme that will create 180 new student apartments. The building had until recently been used as offices but will be totally refurbished under the £14m refurbishment programme.

We have delivered and installed 8 units on hire, each branded in Robertson’s distinctive teal and white livery. They are stacked 4 on 4 and linked with an external staircase. The set up will provide welfare and office accommodation for the build team during the 2 year build programme. The installation has also been enclosed with a branded hoarding to create a safe outside compound in which to move around.

Robertson Lancaster City Council St Leonards AV Danzer

The units are configured to provide office space, changing facilities, a drying room, washroom and toilets as well as induction room for training and an open plan canteen.

Commenting on the installation Chris Duffy, Senior Project Manager for Robertson North West, said: ”We haven’t worked with AVDanzer before but have been really impressed with their approach and professionalism. The units were delivered and installed on time and according to plan, with careful attention to health and safety and consideration for the wider site activity. The facilities these units provide us with are excellent and will make the team’s time on site very comfortable. They will also enable us to work efficiently in a high-quality office environment.”

Robertson is converting the St Leonard’s building from council offices to student accommodation which, when complete, will comprise 179 student bed spaces in a combination of self-contained studios and en-suite cluster accommodation, kitchen and recreational spaces, and a gym. It is expected that the development will complete in time for the 2019/20 academic year.

You can read more about the plans for St Leonard’s House right here